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Clover Likes To Carry Stuff

Clover likes to carry things.  She has a preference for stuffed animals, but will grab anything nearby so as not to answer the front door empty-mouthed.  She will run around the house like a nut-job looking for something to bring to the front door.  Its really pretty funny when she barks with a mouth-full of … Continue reading

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Cosmo – What a Nice Surprise, But We Still Have Work To Do

I have admitted before to not being terribly thorough with Cosmo’s training.  I admit it, I have tried, accomplished some things, and have not accomplished others.  One of the things that I have never been confident doing is letting Cosmo off leash in an unfenced area.  I am convinced that his recall ability is limited … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Sleeping on the Bed!

When Clover first came to live with me almost eight years ago, she had a nice comfy bed of her own.  Yeah, well.  That didn’t last very long.  As soon as she was big enough to jump on the bed, that’s where she ended up.  Stretched across the end of the bed with her head … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Trips to the Dog Park!

Our first trip to the dog park was only a mild success. The only good thing about that park was the fact that it was fenced.  No running water, no grass (think mud), and a creepy walk past some big dumpsters and through an even creepier wooded area.  Clover wasn’t sure exactly what was expected … Continue reading

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Camera Critters — ASPCA (short) Video on Christmas Puppies & Puppy Mill Info – Please Watch!

I found this video to be informative and inoffensive.  Please take a look.  Nothing on the video to break your heart, just to help share some facts about puppies! Here is a link to another of my posts about Christmas Puppies. Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Digging!

It’s fun! It smells good. It’s exercise. It gives a lonely dog something to do. It makes a nice cool hole where the dog can lie. Tunneling to make an escape under a fence. The dog hears something down there and is going to dig until he finds it. Breed instinct. Cosmo was never been … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Fetch!

Fetch is a game usually played with a dog. An object, such as a stick or ball, is thrown a moderate distance away from the animal, and it is the animal’s objective to grab and retrieve it. Many times, the owner of the animal will say “Fetch” to the animal before or after throwing the … Continue reading